A visit in summer brings you to a sun-worshippers paradise with long lazy days at the beach, while a winter trip to Cyprus offers you the opportunity to head to the snow-capped Troodos mountains where you can go skiing! This magical island in the heart of the Mediterranean is beautiful all year round, but some will say that the scenery is at its absolute best in the autumn, when the leaves on the trees turn to gold, orange and red and these rich colours create the most stunning backdrop to your autumn holiday.
Step away from the main tourist resorts and you’ll find that Cyprus has many quaint villages just waiting to be discovered. Each village has its own unique identity and autumn is a great time for exploring, when the heat isn’t quite as baking and exhausting as it is in the summertime. Here are five gorgeous villages that are certainly worth a visit on your autumn trip to Cyprus…
1. Agios Nikolaos
Located in the Paphos area, Agios Nikolaos is a pretty village with an attractive square and some interesting architecture with the houses and Byzantine church. This village is particularly popular with tourists due to its proximity to the ancient bridge of Tzielefos, the largest medieval stone bridge ever built in Cyprus. Amazingly well preserved, the bridge is certainly of great interest to anyone keen on history, and it’s a superb backdrop for photos too, particularly when the surrounding woodland is sporting autumnal colours.
Set at an altitude of 1,100 metres up in the Troodos mountains, Platres is a village set on the hillside so be prepared for a little exercise when you’re exploring here. It’s a great base from which to explore the many nature trails of the Troodos mountains, and of course no visit to Platres would be complete without viewing the Caledonia falls, one of the highest waterfalls in all of Cyprus. The village also has several other attractions such as a chocolate workshop and an adventure rope park.
In the foothills of the Troodos mountains, you’ll find Kakopetria, a delightful idyll just 55km from the capital Nicosia. You’ll find some impressive cycling routes in this area, giving you some superb autumnal views from the forest cycling tracks. Kakopetria is famous for fruit growing, and the apples are particularly recommended.
Another village within the Troodos mountains is Pedoulas. Perhaps the most striking feature of this village is the Byzantine church of Archangelos Michael, one of the most stunning in Cyprus with some very impressive and well-preserved frescos to admire. There is also a museum close by presenting a wide range of fascinating icons and artefacts dating back to the 12th century.
If you’re looking for a relaxing escape, then the village of Palaichori certainly fits the bill. This tranquil village is set on either side of the Serrache river, with gorgeous houses flanking the river sides. There are several vineyards here, and some beautiful churches too. Palaichori is also a popular spot for fishing.
Autumn is ideal for recuperation
If you’re planning a medical trip to Cyprus, you may find that autumn is the perfect time to schedule your trip. With temperatures not as hot as the summer, yet still pleasantly warm, you’ll be perfectly comfortable and be able to take the opportunity to explore the village of Cyprus and admire the autumn scenery at your leisure. For more information regarding booking medical treatment in Cyprus, please visit our website or get in touch, we are here to help you with every detail of your medical tourism journey.
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